Daily Current Affairs in English – 26 July 2022

NATIONAL NEWS

Ladakh Festival Kargil launched by CEC LAHDC Kargil:

  • The Ladakh Festival Kargil 2022 was inaugurated in Ladakh by CEC LAHDC Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan at Khree Sultan Chow Stadium in Bemathang Kargil.
  • The Chief Guest, the Secretary of Tourism for UT Ladakh, and the Executive Councilor for Tourism for LAHDC Kargil visited and inspected the many stalls set up by volunteers, NGIs, and SHGs, among other groups, and they were pleased with the work.
  • CEC LAHDC Kargil: Feroz Ahmad Khan
  • Secretary of Tourism for UT Ladakh: Shri K.Mehboob Ali Khan

Large statue of Chandrashekhar Azad to be erected in Bhopal:

  • In Bhopal, a large statue honouring Amar Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad will be erected. The statue site will be created as a source of inspiration for young people.
  • On the 116th anniversary of Amar Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad’s birth, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke at the opening ceremony of the first state-level Youth Mahapanchayat, which was held in Bhopal.
  • Union Minister for Information, Broadcasting, Sports, and Youth Affairs: Anurag Thakur
  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

IIT Kanpur launched NIRMAN Accelerator Program:

  • Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur has launched “NIRMAN” Accelerator Programme.
  • The programme will focus on the manufacturing startups engaged in healthcare and agriculture domains to help them overcome the challenges from their prototype-to-market journey.

India-Japan conducted a Maritime Partnership exercise (MPX) in the Andaman Sea:

  • A Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) was conducted between Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Indian Navy in the Andaman Sea.
  • INS Sukanya, an offshore patrol vessel and JS Samidare, a Murasame class destroyer, undertook various exercises including seamanship activities, aircraft operations and tactical manoeuvres as part of the operational interaction.

Rajnath Singh announces the formation of combined tri-service theatre commands:

  • Rajnath Singh, Minister of defence, to improve coordination between the armed forces, announced the creation of unified theatre commands of three services.
  • The defence minister was addressing at a ceremony held by the Jammu & Kashmir People’s Forum in this city to honour the Indian Armed Forces martyrs.
  • Defence Minister of India: Rajnath Singh
  • Chief of Army Staff: General Manoj Pandey

MP’s Burhanpur becomes the first district to certify ‘Har Ghar Jal’:

  • Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh, popularly known as the ‘Darwaza of Dakhin’, became the first Certified ‘Har Ghar Jal’ district in the Country.
  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan;
  • Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Mangubhai C. Patel

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2022:

  • Kargil Vijay Diwas is the celebration of India’s historic win over Pakistan on July 26, 1999.

APPOINTMENTS

Nakul Jain Joins As CEO Of Paytm Payments Services:

  • Paytm’s parent One97 Communications has appointed Nakul Jain as the CEO of Paytm Payments Services Ltd (PPSL).
  • MD and CEO of Paytm: Vijay Shekhar Sharma;
  • Paytm Founded: August 2010;
  • Paytm Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

China launches “Wentian,” second of its three space station modules

  • China launched the second of the three modules needed to complete its new space station. This was the most recent development in Beijing’s ambitious space programme.
  • A Long March 5B rocket launched the unmanned spaceship with the call sign Wentian from the Wenchang launch facility on China’s tropical island of Hainan.
  • A representative from the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) confirmed the launch’s “success.”

BOOKS

A book titled “Dilip Kumar: In the Shadow of a Legend” by Faisal Farooqui:

  • A new book on the legendary actor of Indian cinema, Yusuf Khan, better known as Dilip Kumar, has been released by author Faisal Farooqui. The book is titled “In the Shadow of a Legend: Dilip Kumar”.

PER DAY ONE INFO

Border Country & Border Line with India

  • Pakistan – Radcliffe (3323 kms)
  • Afghanistan – Durand (106kms)
  • China –     McMohan Line (3380 kms)
  • Nepal – Radoliff Line (1236kms)
  • Bhutan –      Indo – Bhutan line (699kms)
  • Bangaladesh – Purbachal (operating Zero Line) (4096kms)
  • Myanmar –     Indo –Burma Barrier ( Arakoyama Range (1643kms)
  • Srilanka –    Palk Strait (30kms)